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Professional Attire for the Career Fair

October 2, 2015

You have one chance to make a great first impression at a career fair. Remember, some of the recruiters will invite students for internship or job interviews based on a short conversation during the event. You want your experience, skills, and personality to be the focus, not your wardrobe. Whether you wear a formal suit or a business casual outfit, you want to make sure you aim for a professional look, not what you might wear...

Conversation Starters for First-Year Students

May 31, 2016

Is your student in their first-year at Boston University? Are you wondering how you can best support your student find the academic and career-related resources that can help them succeed and find their path? The Educational Resource Center (ERC) and the Center for Career Development (CCD) have a few prompting questions that you can use to jump start a conversation.   Academic Conversation Starters from the Educational Resource Center Do you have enough time to do all the...

Out of the Box Careers: Non-traditional Ideas

May 5, 2016

By Lucy Van Beever, Associate Director of Employer Relations My seven-year-old daughter changes her mind every day about what she wants to be when she grows up. One day she will be a baker, the next day a photographer, and sometimes she wants to be a farmer. Frustrated, she will say that she can’t decide. To which I reply, “you don’t have to choose one thing – you may be lots of things. What’s more important...

Translate Volunteering into a Job Search

April 14, 2016

By Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator Throughout college, I actively participated in community service. At the time, I underestimated how much these experiences would play an important role in my career development. Your volunteer experience not only helps the community, but can also help you recognize your values (important as you pursue a career) and have a substantial impact on your Mosaic. When connecting your time as a volunteer to a job search, consider utilizing these experiences...

When a Major Doesn’t Equal a Career

April 12, 2016

By Erika Monfort, Graduate Intern During my time as an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University, I switched my major three times. I started off with biology then landed in history and I finally ended in communications. Every time, I learned something new, but it wasn’t until junior year when I truly found what I wanted to do. I can be very animated at times and cause a couple of chuckles, which made me think I would...

Don’t Back Out: Actions & Your Future

April 7, 2016

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep along the way and you really can jeopardize your future. Here are just a few examples of things NOT to do: Signing up for an on-campus interview...

Internship Series: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 5, 2016

Ariel Lavi Questrom ’17 | Major: Business Law Research Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem During the summer of 2015, Ariel Lavi was a Research Assistant for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which he found through Rabbi Loketch, who is one of the Rabbis at BU Hillel. CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities Ariel: I was the single legal research assistant and aid to Professor of Law Alon Harel at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I...

Relocating for a Summer Internship

March 31, 2016

By Samantha Stocksdale, Internship Coordinator Summer is a popular time for internships. Students typically have more time to invest and more flexibility in terms of geographic locations. While some students pursue internships in Boston, others seek internships in/near their hometowns or choose another location altogether. Relocating for a summer internship presents opportunities, but there are also some things you should take into account before making a decision. Opportunities Regardless of the location, internships are a chance to develop...

Internship Series: Boston Medical Center

March 29, 2016

Camilla Kemppainen CGS/SAR ‘18 | Major: Human Physiology Research Assistant, Boston Medical Center During the summer of 2015, Camilla Kemppainen was a Research Assistant at Boston Medical Center (BMC), which she found through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project (UROP). After emailing the Doctor overseeing the internship, Camilla secured an interview and was offered the position. CCD: What did you do in that position? What were your responsibilities? Camilla: As a Research Assistant for BMC’s research project, I transcribed audio tapes,

Reflection as a Career Development Tool

March 24, 2016

By, Lauren Soares, Yawkey Internship Coordinator The process of reflection involves taking time to think critically about an experience in order to identify areas of growth for the future. No matter where you are in the career development cycle, reflection can be a helpful tool for maximizing your interactions and experiences. Here are two ways to begin implementing reflection into your career development: Bust out that Business Card When you receive a business card, jot down short notes on...

Funded Internship Series: Restavek Freedom Foundation

March 22, 2016

Andrea Van Grinsven CAS ’17 Major: International Relations Intern, Restavek Freedom Foundation Summer 2015 Yawkey Intern CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? Andrea: I interned with Restavek Freedom Foundation (RFF) in Port Salut, Haiti. RFF is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals dedicated to ending the system of restavek, a form of modern-day child slavery in Haiti. The RFF Port Salut office is still in an initial phase of research and development to learn what...